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How to Clean Washable Marker From Upholstery

Mel Frank

Markers work well for many projects, from crafting to making signs. Washable markers are especially useful. If the ink gets onto surrounding surfaces, it is fairly easy to remove. Use a cleaning routine that gets rid of all marker residue without harming your upholstery.

Remove washable marker with non-acetone nail polish remover.
  1. Blot fresh marker stains with a paper towel.

  2. Add a drop of dish soap to a damp rag, and blot the stain. Many washable markers can be lifted with mild soap. Continue until you remove as much of the ink as possible.

  3. Soak the edge of a paper towel in non-acetone nail polish remover, and blot any leftover stain.

  4. Wipe the area with damp, soapy rag, then rinse the rag, and use it to remove any soap residue. Let the upholstery air-dry.